Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Summer 2024

2 VITALITY Summer 2024 Citizens Memorial Hospital Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation 1500 N. Oakland Ave. Bolivar, MO 65613 417-326-6000 CEO/Executive Director Michael Calhoun Marketing Director Tamera Heitz-Peek Marketing Department Tessa Arnold Jennifer Stegner Charlotte Marsch Aaron Tallant Mission Providing compassionate care for all generations by leading physicians and an exceptional health care team. Vision Be the first choice for health care by delivering the safest, highest quality and best experience for the communities we serve. Values I am Safe, Engaged, Respectful, Valued and Empowered. Together, we make a difference by serving others. For permission to reprint any portion of this magazine, call 417-328-7245. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please email or call 417-328-7245. VITALITY is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of CITIZENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Information in VITALITY comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2024 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Citizens Memorial Hospital complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. CMH has arranged for language assistance services free of charge. Call 417-326-6000. (Spanish) ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 417-326-6000. (Chinese) 417-326-6000. We’d love to hear from you on social media Construction begins If you have been by the hospital recently, you have seen demolition on the south end of the hospital. The north parking lot expansion is open, and cafeteria service is now in the Community Rooms. With these preparation projects complete, we are finally starting construction and plan to open the expansion in 2026. We continue to focus on improving the CMH experience for our patients, residents and their families. The CMH Health & Wellness Clinic opened in March. You can read more on page 5 about this new approach to helping patients who don’t have a primary care provider. We also opened a new memory care unit at Community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs. It provides specialized care for residents with dementia. We now have 130 memory care units in five communities. Read more on page 14. Summer starts with our annual Medical Excellence Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 6. We have two more fundraising events in September: the Sporting Clay Shoot on Sept. 20 and the Soiree on Sept. 28. This new, outdoor, formal evening features dinner, live music, entertainment and an auction. Contact Wren Hall at 417-328-6318 or for event details. Learn more about protecting yourself from ticks and tickborne illnesses this summer on pages 6 and 7. With the growing popularity of pickleball, be aware of common injuries and how to prevent them on pages 8 and 9. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine during your summer adventures! Michael Calhoun, CEO/Executive Director Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation